Course information

Registration Closes:
28 January 2020
Course Starts:
5 February 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
6–8 hours per week, entirely online
USD $1,900
Payment Options
Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
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Rising healthcare costs, greater aging populations, increasing chronic diseases, and advances in technology and medicine demand that healthcare professionals are equipped to formulate strategies to manage change successfully.*

This Healthcare Management online short course examines the core leadership principles required in healthcare organizations. With exposure to industry experts, you’ll learn to manage a healthcare workforce, while looking at ways to improve your organization and patient experience.

* Deloitte (2019).

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University in this online short course and be empowered to:

  • Create a strategic plan for your organization that focuses on patient-centered service delivery

  • Lead and manage a diverse healthcare workforce and drive a culture of safety

  • Enhance team performance, and explore problem solving and decision-making methods

  • Understand the healthcare market, as well as financing and payment systems

  • Network with a global community of like-minded healthcare professionals

Course curriculum

Develop a strategic plan for your healthcare organization that values patient-focused service delivery as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online short course:

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your online campus
  • Module 1  Principles of organizational theory in health care
  • Module 2  Developing effective communication skills
  • Module 3  Motivation methods to drive performance
  • Module 4  Building successful teams
  • Module 5  Organizational culture and change management
  • Module 6  Healthcare financing systems
  • Module 7  Strategic planning for your healthcare organization
  • Module 8  Leadership and personal mastery

Prepare for the future of health care

The GW Milken Institute School of Public Health online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you develop a strategic plan to communicate effectively, manage change, and successfully motivate diverse teams.

Your Faculty Director

The design of this online course is guided by the George Washington University faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.

Kami Rapp


Professorial Lecturer at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Rapp is a clinical educator, and former director of patient safety, at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Doctor of Nurse Practice from Yale University, as well as her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Preceding her tenure at the George Washington University, Rapp worked at University Health System (San Antonio, Texas) as the patient safety officer.

Earn a certificate from the George Washington University

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn a certificate of completion from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University – and use it to set yourself apart as a leader in the healthcare industry.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 5 February 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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